Most Underrated Starter Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Chespin Chespin

I think he is the best out of the generation 6 starters

Chespin is my favorite pokemon and to be honest he is very underrated

So cheerful and cute

So reliable and can EASILY take hits from any move. (4x weak to flying isn't good though >-<) Still love him to death

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2 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known as Fushigidane in Japan, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Could easily defeat a Charmander with a higher level. I feel so much sympathy for this little guy. He needs to be number one. Gym wise, he's actually the absolute best. He's just always overshadowed by the other starters. Please, show your sympathy, and make Bulbasuar great again. - sandycheeks

Poor Bulbasaur, he was always shadowed by charmander and squirtle. He is cute and powerful, therefore, I think he should be number one

I love Bulbasaur! He's so cute! Even though I like Charmander too, I feel like he gets picked more than Bulbasaur and Squirtle...

Bulbasaur is the only starter Pokemon with two types and is the first Pokemon made

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3 Tepig Tepig

Best Fire Starter ever! It's design when fully evolved is awesome and when starting out it's cute, It has a versatile move pool with options like flamethrower, Fire blast, brick break, focus blast, rollout, stone edge, grass knot, and even scald, and it has the stats to back them up. Low speed? Flame charge will fix that. Low defense? Set up a dual screen prior. It's not the most conventional fire starter, but it is really useful once you get used to it and you can make it different every time you play through with it. That's why I think it's the best and deserves more love. - SigmaScott4

How's Chespin Underrated? Tepig is awesome!

Even though he is the third in a fire-fighting line, he is still good. Great physical sweeper!


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4 Delphox Delphox

Why do people hate Delphox?

Way overhated.

Should be #1. People don't hate Chespin.

People say that it's overrated and that it overshadowes Chesnaught just because it has more fanart but everybody hates it! I mean don't make me hate Chesnaught! I don't hate it now, but if you keep doing this I might. I don't see much Chesnaught hate compared to Delphox hate. It may have a lot of fanart but tons and tons of hate. Let's face it, Delphox is not overrated, it's the biggest hate collector in all of Pokémon history!

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5 Chikorita Chikorita

She's that overrated that people still don't think she's overrated because they might be forgotten her

Chikorita is a TANK. He/She can take a flamethrower 3 times! Amazing!

I love this little green leaf dinosaur

Meganium is not bad

4 words

Light screen,


energy ball,



AND for who ever said that chikorita looks better than meganium, you just suck at taste for looks.

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6 Totodile Totodile

I love Totodile! But everyone picks Cyndaquil...

Me too! I love him too he is my favorite

My favorite out of all!

It is so cuttteee

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7 Oshawott Oshawott Oshawott, Dewott, and Samurott, are three Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise that are linked through evolution.

He's really cute and really good and for what! He's the most hated and frankly most underrated water starter and better yet, the most underrated starter!

Extremely overrated

Wrong because sammourott is good

Oshawott is socute and cool when it evoles

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8 Torchic Torchic

He's not underrated or overrated

Underrated? This is no doubt one of the most overrated starters ever, I mean without mega, Blaziken is in Ubers and has one of the best abilities a medium fast Pokémon would dream, Speed Boost.

9 Popplio Popplio Popplio is a water type starter Pokemon who made his debut in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It was based on a sea lion and circus clown. It evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina.

I agree

Popplio is cute! But every one chooses Rowlet and Litten. to be honest I chose litten

While, Yes, He used to be underrated, Now I feel like a Pokémon that deserves this spot better is Litten. Allow me to explain In one sentence. The moment Litten evolved into Incineroar, Nobody wanted Him, The world was all Popplio and Rowlet. Need I say more? Please, Don't let Litten Be the Tepig of Gen 7.

10 Mudkip Mudkip Mudkip, known in Japan as Mizugorou, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Everyone loves mudkip. He isn't underrated

Mudkip is actually overrated (at least was; the joke seemed to died) - Yungstirjoey

Too overrated I hate mudkip - legendary

Boo Mudkip!
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu
Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totdile = always.

I miss the old days and all games are the same.

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The Contenders

11 Incineroar Incineroar

Glad he's getting Thunder Punch and Drain Punch in US/UM but it hurts that my 2 favorite fire starters (2 Incineroar 1 Charizard) get so much hate for either being popular or because people are so nitpicky. And he shoots fire from HIS BELT!

This was the best starter of the gen 7, sadly overshadowed by decidueye and primarina.

12 Turtwig Turtwig
13 Froakie Froakie

My favorite starter! I don't see why he is underrated at all!

14 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry. It is a squirrel-turtle hybrid .
15 Piplup Piplup Piplup is a starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh region. It is the Water-type Starter. It looks like a penguin.

Piplup I just wanna hug you why won't anyone like this cute little penguin everyone choose's a fire monkey JUST because it's the best

Piplup is so underrated I feel sorry

16 Wynaut Wynaut

I voted for this because WYNAUT

17 Chesnaught Chesnaught

He is my favourite when every one liked greninja I thought to pick chespin as my starter 'mon because I love it's design and it beats greninja with eaise

18 Snivy Snivy

This Pokemon is now overrated, because all the time they do saying "Like if you think Snivy is the best! " and etc, and this is not even fair, Tepig is little bit hated than Snivy and everyone thinks it's badass and cool and cute, I don't think so it's kinda weird, but hey it's my opinion.

A ivy is super underrated. Once you get your hands on a serperior and a lawnmower rotom, you can switch out leaf storms with the recoil having no effect!

It and its evolutions are cool looking.


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19 Charmander Charmander Charmander, known as Hitokage in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He's the best starter some people hate this starter - legendary

Everybody hate this pokemon and you don't put he in the top 10 of this list,whata hell

20 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Not a starter - legendary

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